Kazimieras Simonavičius University has joined the European Parliament to Campus initiative! On February 25 Hans-Olaf Henkel, a former Member of the European Parliament, gave a lecture to students of the KSU Law study programme on the EU’s role in strengthening human rights, the rule of law and democracy. Students had fruitful discussion with the invited lecturer and KSU professor dr. Dalia Perkumienė. Such event enriched KSU studies with international experience. The topic of the lecture was especially relevant in the current context of events in Ukraine.
The lecturer obtained education at Hamburg University of Economics and Politics. 2014-2019 was a Member of European Parliament: Vice-Chair in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, participated in the activities of Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector and Subcommittee on Human Rights. Here you may find more information about Mr. Henkel activities in EP.
The lecture was organised in cooperation with The European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA), which brings together more than 800 former MEPs from all EU countries and across the whole political spectrum. Its aim is to inform the citizens of the European Union about EU policies, decisions, institutions and opportunities to participate in legislation and to build a better Europe by involving former MEPs in their work.
Kazimieras Simonavičius University, in cooperation with Vilnius Legal Hackers, is organising an open lecture on Legal Tech Trends in 2020. The lecture will be held on 18th of May at 10 AM by Dr. Martynas Mockus. Duration – 45min.
Topic: Legal Tech Trends in 2020
You will learn:
- What is legal tech?
- How does economic crisis serve for legal tech?
- How pandemic of COVID-19 is influencing legal services, legal work?
- What are legal tech trends in 2020?
- What are the future directions of legal tech?
Dr. Martynas Mockus
Martynas Mockus holds Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science, and Technology (http://www.last-jd.eu/) issued by 5 European universities. He was lecturing and lead students, lawyers and public servants in law and computer science domain since 2005. His research interests are legal ontologies, legislation 2.0, and legal issues of disruptive technologies and phenomenons. A few of Martynas’s accomplishments and roles have included:
- Expert of Working Party E-Law/E-justice at European Council, also an expert of the European Commission;
- Vice-director (for technology) of State Enterprise Legal Information Centre, which well known for legal information systems like Litlex, Bailiffs IS, Legal acts register, etc.;
- Project leader of EU and EEA funded public projects PRISONIS and Modernization of Legal Acts register;
- Winner of Lexis Nexis prize issued by Austrian Computer Society (for conference paper);
- The country representative of Erasmus Mundus Association;
- The organizer of legal tech meetups, competitions, hackathons, boot camp, and legaltech@Vilnius conferences;
- Founder of Vilnius Legal Hackers, also Legaltech Centre at University.
Registration. Participation is free of charge but the registration is mandatory.
Today the community of Kazimieras Simonavičius University congratulated the students for the most advanced achievements. KSU Rector Prof. Dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis, Director of the Study Department Ieva Nadvaravičiūtė, Director of the Business School Deimantė Žilinskienė and Director of Institute of Creative Society and Economics Dr. Mindaugas Kazlauskas awarded the students with study grants to pay for the upcoming semester.
Last semester excellent results were achieved by 1st year students of Aviation Management Simas Linkevičius and Ana Marija Sokolovskaitė, Entrepreneurship and Management student Nikita Mudrak, Fashion Industry student Miglė Bivainytė, Entertainment and Tourism Industry student Jekaterina Smagina, 2nd year Marketing and Advertising student Erik Miliuškevič, 3rd year Aviation Management student Marta Kovalchuck, Law student Liudmila Legkova and Fashion Industry student Gloria Šamsutdinova.
Very good results were achieved by 1st year students of Aviation Management Emilia Koščic and Donata Navelskytė, and 2nd year students of Fashion Industry Laura Naidzinavičiūtė and Simona Vysockaja.
Kazimiero Simonavičiaus University continues developing an international cooperation network with foreign universities. Last week KSU has been visited by Olena Sviatun PHD, Associate Professor, Chair of Comparative and European Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
The guest and KSU Rector prof. dr. Arūnas Augustinaitis discussed the possibility of a double degree diploma in Master of Law programs.
We kindly invite KSU students and others to open lectures at Kazimieras Simonavičius University given by international lecturers.
11 April – Lecturer Toth J. Zoltan from Karoli Gaspar University (Hungary) will give lectures “Constitutional development and current constitutional system of Hungary” and “Death penalty and human rights: how to find the balance in multi – national societies”. Lectures will start at 10.15 in room no. 210.
16 April – Lecturer Mustafa Algül from Nisantasi University (Turkey) will give lecture “The history of Turkish cinema and its industry”. Lecture will start at 14.20 in room no. 212.
The traditional final ceremony for the graduates of KSU was held on Friday, 29 of June at Kazimieras Simonavičius university. 45 graduates received their diplomas this year. 29 of them graduated with bachelor’s degrees and 16 with master’s degrees in Law. We invite you the photo gallery of the event here.
On the 31st of October, 2017 group of international experts visits KSU to evaluate the Integrated Law Study Programme. The visit is organized by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education of Lithuania.
Kazimieras Simonavičius university (KSU) study programmes are regularly evaluated on national and international levels. Law is the first programme of the University established in 2003 and it is being evaluated internationally for the second time.
International group of experts evaluates the programme according to the International Assessment of Law Study Programmes plan created by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. Experts review the Self-evaluation Report prepared by the self-evaluation group before arriving to the University. At the University they meet with academic community, lecturers, students, administration, social partners taking part in the programme. Group of exerts also examine the material study and work environment.
Summary of Self-evaluation Report – download.
Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University photo
On the 3-6th of October, Kazimieras Simonavičius University lecturer Prof. Dr. Raimundas Kalesnykas participated in the Kharkiv International Legal Forum “Law and Problems of Sustainable Development in Globalized World” (Ukraine). Professor gave a report on Lithuania’s experience in prevention of corruption and moderated the discussion “The World Without Corruption: Myth or Reality?”.
In his report “Prevention of corruption in the public sector of Lithuania: a success story and the best practice” Prof. Dr. Raimundas Kalesnykas presented Lithuania’s good practice in preventing corruption in the fields of law enforcement, civil service and public administration.
Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University photo
The main topics of this year’s Kharkiv International Legal Forum were focused on one of the main goals of sustainable development: promoting the construction of a peaceful and open society, access to justice for everybody and creation of institutions on all levels, which will be fair, accountable and based on broad participation.
The forum, organized by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, was attended by high-ranking officials of Ukraine and foreign experts: leaders of Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Anti-Corruption Agency, representatives of the Ukrainian government and ministries, as well as the leaders of international organizations residing in Ukraine (GRECO, USAID, OSCE, UNDP, IFES, etc.), academics, researchers and students of 20 universities from all over the world.
Dr. Marcin Białecki
May 18th 5.40 p.m. Dr. Marcin Białecki from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (Warsow, Poland) will held a lecture at Kazimieras Simonavičius university.
The topic of the lecture is “Mediation in civil cases concerning The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. Recent developments in Polish Civil Procedure from theoretical and practical perspective”.
The aim of this mobility is to provide an analysis of the institution of mediation as an alternative means of resolving disputes under Polish civil procedure. The hypothesis Dr. Marcin Białecki has adopted not only focuses on particular provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure and other legislation concerning mediation, but concentrates first and foremost on the function of the solutions put in place and their usefulness, applying basic research methods, namely, legal dogmatism and comparative analysis.
Kazimieras Simonavičius University
On the 25th of April, the agreement on institutional cooperation among Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU, Lithuania), University of Nicosia (UNIC, Cyprus) and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (NLU, Ukraine) within the framework of master programmes was signed. Students of these universities will be able to gain Master degree from three Universities within 2 years study period.
Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University was established in 19th century and is a leading university in Ukraine in the field of Law. It has more than 23 thousands of students.
University of Nicosia is the biggest university in Cyprus and has more than 11 thousands of students from over than 70 countries. School of Law of University of Nicosia has more than 20 years of experience in the provision of a top-tier legal education.
According to the signed agreement, universities will cooperate leading to the following post-graduate degrees: an MA degree in Law and Politics in the European Union (UNic), LL.M. in European Union Law and Global Challenges (KSU) and a Master degree in International Public Law (NLU).
1 study – 3 diplomas
The students of KSU’ LL.M. European Union Law and Global Challenges study programme have the possibility to be awarded Master degree from three Universities within 2 years:
- MA degrees in Law and Politics in the EU (University of Nicosia)
- Master in Law in the following specialization: European Union Law and global challenges (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)
- Master in International Public Law (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
Students of KSU LL.M. European Union Law and Global Challenges study programme may choose to study:
- Only at Kazimieras Simonavičius University
- At Kazimieras Simonavičius University and at 1 of KSU partners’ universities (University of Nicosia or Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
- At all of three universities (Kazimieras Simonavičius University, University of Nicosia and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
Students have to study at least one semester at the universities they choose.
Please, note that University of Nicosia provides online studies so students do not have to go to Cyprus to study and may stay in their homeland country.
International study model – unique and flexible
KSU Law faculty’s dean dr. Aida Kišūnaitė says “For lawyers it is very important to have a wide network of contacts. This international study programme allows to expand students network in three countries! It increases employment possibilities in the international context.
It is also important to notice that this study programme is very flexible: the student is free to choose not only the partners’ university and semester in which he/she wants to study there, but also the study subjects.
This integrated study model is very convenient from time and financial perspectives: instead of three different studies, which would last for 6 years, a student studies only 2 years. It also widens the horizons of knowledge because three different Law study programmes are integrated. Upon the completion of the studies, the student is awarded three separate diplomas from each partner university”.
Duration: 2 years (1,5 years for those who choose to study only at KSU or at KSU and the University of Nicosia).
Degrees: Master in Law (Kazimieras Simonavičius University), Master in Law and Politics in EU (University of Nicosia) and Master in International Public Law (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
For more information please contact: dr. Aida Kišūnaitė (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. nr. +370 5 213 5172).
On March 29th 2 p.m. prof. Alisa Salkič from International University Travnik (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will held a lecture on Constitutional Law and Comperative Law at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Darius ir Girėnas st. 21, Vilnius, 214 auditorium).
The lecture will cover the topics of Constitution and Constitutionalism, Courts and Constitutions, Separation of Power and Governance, Personnel Freedoms, Social Welfare Rights, Centralization and Federalism, Privacy, Economic Rights, Due Process, Democracy Guarantees, etc.
The lecture is open. Everyone who is interested may participate.
Kazimieras Simonavičius University Central Building and 5 years anniversary was held today. The new building (Dariaus ir Girėno st. 21, Vilnius) was symbolically opened with the lightening of the ice sculpture representing a rocket from Kazimieras Simonavičius sketches. Education and Science Vice-Minister Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giedrius Viliūnas, Chairman of Vilnius City Municipality Committee on Culture, Education and Sports Vytautas Mitalas and Auxiliary Bishop Arūnas Poniškaitis participated in the event and gave the greeting speeches.